Being injured in a car accident is not only traumatic, but it can also be confusing. Oftentimes it feels as if time is moving quickly, making it difficult to remember all the details later on. That’s why getting the compensation you deserve can be so tricky. These tips can guide your reactions following a car accident, starting right away at the scene.
First and foremost, if you are physically able, it is important to call 911 immediately. Whether or not you are injured, calling for help is important in any accident, and just because you are not hurt does not mean no one else is. It is always better to have professional help on the way.
Whether or not it was your fault, an apology can be seen as acknowledgement of fault. The most important thing you can do is be compassionate and comforting. If you have the ability, check on everyone involved to get specific information about the accident. This is crucial to receiving compensation because what you say and do can easily be misinterpreted or misconstrued.
In order to ensure that you get rightful compensation, being treated at the scene is important. Injuries may not seem obvious right away, and getting a professional opinion right away is better than seeking medical treatment days later.
If it is safe to stay at the scene and there are witnesses, get their contact information. They can help your case for compensation, and they may have a more objective view of what happened that can help insurance companies get a clearer picture of the accident.
Pictures can also help insurance companies recreate the accident based on the way both cars look.
You are legally obligated to contact your insurance company after an accident, and their job is to help defend you. Insurance companies can also help you cover expenses, depending on your policy.
This step is crucial in receiving rightful compensation. You can easily be taken advantage of or led astray in the process of dealing with insurance companies. Hiring a personal injury lawyer means you no longer have to deal with other insurance companies, and worry about what you can/can’t or should/shouldn’t say. Having legal help makes things clear and provides you with the opportunity to get the compensation you deserve.
For a professional personal injury lawyer, call the Carl Reynolds Law office. At Carl Reynolds Law, we offer a free consultation to hear your story and help. Our priority is to take care of our clients because we know how traumatic car accidents can be. The last thing you need is to find yourself dealing with the added stress of bills in the midst of recovery. Call Carl Reynolds Law for help after you have been in a car accident.